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Old 06-22-2004, 11:08 PM   #1
freychef
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reports on 10.rc2?


I'm wondering.

Since I haven't had the time to upgrade my 9.1 system to current (10.rc2), much less test anything, would any folks who have, be kind enough to post their impressions?

Any noticeable improvements, and/or bugs?

Let us know what you think.

BTW, I placed my preorder at the store yesterday.
 
Old 06-22-2004, 11:48 PM   #2
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xine/mpg123 appers to be having issues but other than that it is great

-Joey
 
Old 06-23-2004, 12:20 AM   #3
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works fabulous here...
 
Old 06-23-2004, 12:33 AM   #4
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Hmmm,

I read on some other forum where xmms and xine kept crashing.
 
Old 06-23-2004, 12:47 AM   #5
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I don't have xmms... just beep and it works... as for xine I have totem which works flawlessly and mplayer which works as well...
 
Old 06-23-2004, 01:00 AM   #6
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All works fine in my computer :/
There are great improvements in most packages in general so i guess is a must to update to current or install slack 10 when it comes out.
 
Old 06-23-2004, 07:24 AM   #7
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The change from XFree86 to Xorg hosed my wine instalation and I haven't been able to get Photoshop running again.

Also some changes to either sdl or perl made frozen-bubble stop working, I haven't tracked down the cause yet, but I believe this is fixable.

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Old 06-23-2004, 07:38 AM   #8
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Yeah there was the change fromXfree86 to Xorg.

I have stopped using XMMS since they haven't moved to GTK+ 2 and BMP (the GTK+ 2 version of XMMS) comes with it and works great. It uses skins from XMMS so it has the same look just a different name.

But no problems here. It is working great.

I also just installed Dropline (wanted to try it again) after upgrading to current. Despite it not offically supporting 10 yet, it does work without any problems, just install with --force.

Netizen

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Old 06-23-2004, 08:56 AM   #9
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No problems here.

Using kde-v3.2.3

I stripped all apps except what was needed.
- Installed Ogle for DVD
- RP8 for RM
 
Old 06-23-2004, 04:08 PM   #10
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The only problem I've encountered is on a Thinkpad T20 laptop. On a cold-boot, the machine hangs when X11 starts up.... funny thing is that there's no problem on a re-boot. Have not checked logs or anything....don't know why.

This behavior happened even before installing usbvision, DRI (savage), Win4Lin, and transgaming kernel extensions.

APM works out-of-the-box, something I've had difficulty with in the past.

Other than the annoyance above, everything was detected during install and "just works". No noticable speed improvements.

This looks to be yet another rock-solid release for Slackware.
 
Old 06-23-2004, 04:13 PM   #11
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Speedbump, there are "lock" files created by X when it starts to avoid another instance. On a cold boot those files are not cleaned and perhaps that might be the problem. Can u paste the message X gives to you on a cold boot?
 
Old 06-23-2004, 04:45 PM   #12
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gbonvehi-

Thanks for your reply... unfortunately, I get a hard crash in the middle of starting X, no error messages, just a completely locked-up machine. I guess there may be a message somewhere in one of the logs but I have not looked.

The thing that really bugs me about this is it happens every time on cold boot, but NEVER on a re-boot...

Which log(s) should I check out? dmesg shows nothing out of the ordinary...
 
Old 06-23-2004, 06:02 PM   #13
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Some problems with gtk+2 2.4.3 and XFCE, it messed up my icons, so i downgraded GTK+2 back to version 2.2.4. Other than that, all seems fine.
 
Old 06-23-2004, 06:14 PM   #14
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Slackware 10.0 is released. Thanks to everyone who helped out!
 
Old 06-23-2004, 06:23 PM   #15
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Thumbs up

Aaaaiight
 
  


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